Community Folk Art Council of Toronto

Community Folk Art Council of Toronto

June 23, 2015 16:00 ET

Mayor John Tory Takes Part in the 9th Annual Multicultural Canada Day Celebration, July 1st, at Yonge Dundas Square

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 23, 2015) -

Event: 9th Annual Multicultural Canada Day Celebration

Where: Yonge Dundas Square

When: Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Starting Time: 12:00 Opening Ceremonies

End of show: 9:00pm

FREE - Wheelchair Accessible

The Community Folk Art Council of Toronto, a non-for-profit organization, is proud to present the 9th Annual Multicultural Canada Day Celebration at Yonge Dundas Square.

This summer, we will be showcasing diverse dance and music groups from the Pan American countries, in partnership with the PanAm Games. They will be presenting 30-minute ethnic folk dance and music performances on the main stage.

In partnership with Downtown Yonge BIA, presenting the first ever Living Canadian Flag in Toronto! Join us at Yonge-Dundas Square on Wednesday, July 1st between 4:00-5:00pm and be part of the history-in-the-making formation of the Canadian living flag in Toronto. This is to commemorate the 50th anniversary of our flag. Come early! While you wait for the formation, enjoy the live performances, visual arts, crafts and food representing cultures from around the globe. It's a family event.

Mayor John Tory will be joining us in on the formation of our " Living Canadian Flag" at 4:30pm and will be available for interviews with the press until 6:00pm

The Community Folk Art Council, for some 40 years is the acknowledged leader in promoting the traditional arts in Toronto. This festival will be showcasing multicultural folkdance, arts and craft, foods and traditions. This festival features different cultures and ethnic groups that make Toronto a great place to live. At this event you will be able enjoy the performing arts, visual arts, crafts, dancing, information and foods representing cultures from around the globe that have made Canada, and Toronto their new home.

MAIN STAGE SCHEDULE*

12:00-12:10 Opening Ceremonies Singing of O Canada featuring the "Newchoir"

12:10-12:40 Fiesta Filipina Dance Ensemble

1:00-1:30 Araguaney, Venezuelan Folk Dance Group

1:30-2:00 Evelyn Koop, Kalev Estienne Gymnastics

2:00-2:30 Tatry Polish Song & Dance Ensemble

2:30-3:00 Sassoun Armenian Dance Ensemble

3:00-3:30 Newchoir

3:30-4:00 Cabildo Colombian Folk Dance Group

4:00-5:00 LIVING FLAG (DJ Steve Stone)

5:00-5:30 Brazilian Dance

5:30-6:00 Hawaiian Pacific Dance

6:00-6:30 Academy of Serbian Dance

6:30-7:00 Lavina Motamedi Zumba Dance

7:00-7:30 Kodaly Hungarian Dance Ensemble

7:30-8:00 DJ Steve Stone

8:00-9:00 Orquesta Salsera La Gran Colombia - with Live Salsa Dance instruction

* Program subject to change

Canada Day is funded by Canadian Heritage, City of Toronto and in partnership with Downtown Yonge BIA.

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Contact Information

  • Community Folk Art Council of Toronto
    Wendy Limbertie
    Executive Director
    416-986-5310
    wlimbertie@rogers.com